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Countdown Celebrates Te Reo Māori Year-round

Monday, 21 September 2020, 11:52 am | Countdown

21 Mahuru 2020: Customers may have noticed more te reo Māori during their supermarket shop last week but can rest assured it won’t be disappearing now that Te Wiki o te Reo Māori has come to an end. Committed to increasing the use of te reo, Countdown ... More >>

Countdown Unveils Contactless Shopping And Artificial Intelligence With New Scan&Go Tech

Monday, 21 September 2020, 10:06 am | Countdown

21 September 2020 : Countdown is testing out a contactless Scan&Go service where hi-tech scales know what you’re buying and customers can skip the regular checkout for an easy in-store shopping experience. Available from today at Countdown’s ... More >>

Countdown Releases New Zealand’s First Nationwide Grocery Shopping App

Tuesday, 21 July 2020, 2:13 pm | Countdown

Countdown has this week launched grocery shopping directly from its myCountdown app across the country, the first time Kiwis nationwide can shop seamlessly from a mobile app, anytime and anywhere they like. Countdown’s General Manager Brand ... More >>

Millennials All Over The Shop During Level 4 Lockdown

Friday, 29 May 2020, 3:23 pm | Countdown

29 May 2020: Life under lockdown looked similar for most Kiwis, but the way we shopped at the supermarket divided the nation amongst old and young. Countdown’s Onecard data shows that younger customers boldly swapped their usual takeaways and dinners ... More >>

Countdown Fast-tracks Rototuna Store Opening To Focus On Online Shopping – Includes Drive Thru

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 7:23 am | Countdown

Countdown is today opening its brand new store in Rototuna one month earlier than planned, with the store initially solely focused on the significant demand for online shopping seen in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as home delivery, the ... More >>

Countdown Opens Country’s First 24-hour e-Store To Service Massive Online Shopping Demand

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 7:39 am | Countdown

Countdown is today opening New Zealand’s first purpose-built and permanent eStore in Auckland, which will help the busy supermarket business service the significant and growing demand it is seeing for online shopping delivery. The 8800 square metre ... More >>

Countdown to raise more than $1 million for kids hospitals

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 11:48 am | Countdown

8 August 2019: Countdown’s Kids Hospital Appeal is in full swing and hopes to raise more than $1 million for sick and recovering children and teens around the country. More >>

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal Kicks Off for 2019

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 3:18 pm | Countdown

The Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal 2019 was aptly launched today with a fantastic performance from the Whangarei Primary School kapa haka group at the Child Health Centre in Whangarei. More >>

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raises more than $1 million

Monday, 26 November 2018, 11:22 am | Countdown

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal raises more than $1 million for 21 hospitals 26 November 2018: Christmas has come early for 21 children’s hospitals and wards across New Zealand, with the 2018 Countdown’s Kids Hospital Appeal raising $1.2 million for ... More >>

Countdown donates $90,000 of groceries to The Salvation Army

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:01 am | Countdown

Demand for food parcels remains high with no sign of slowing down; Shoppers also urged to donate in-store or online More >>

Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal launch at Southland Hospital

Wednesday, 8 August 2018, 11:10 am | Countdown

Parents, patients and staff will gather to celebrate the launch of the 12th Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal at Southland Hospital tomorrow (Thursday 9 August). Thousands of Kiwi kids visit hospital wards each year, and this year’s Appeal aims to raise ... More >>

Countdown and The Salvation Army appeal for food donations

Thursday, 24 May 2018, 9:13 am | Countdown

Countdown and The Salvation Army have teamed up for their annual Food Rescue Winter Appeal to help stock The Salvation Army’s foodbanks ahead of what could be New Zealand’s busiest winter ever for foodbanks. More >>

Sanitary Product Initiative Gets Massive Boost

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 9:04 am | Countdown

Partnership with U by Kotex to provide thousands of sanitary products for women in need More >>

Countdown helps bring new medical equipment to Christchurch

Tuesday, 18 July 2017, 4:33 pm | Countdown

Countdown helps bring a new modern piece of medical equipment to Christchurch Hospital A new respiratory body box at Christchurch Hospital will help Canterbury children with their breathing tests. The paediatric body plethysmograph, the first in the ... More >>

Countdown commits to cage-free with support from egg farmers

Tuesday, 28 March 2017, 5:39 pm | Countdown

North Island Countdown stores to be cage free in 2024, South Island to follow in 2025 More >>

Countdown and NetSafe issue warning about email scammers

Friday, 17 March 2017, 3:12 pm | Countdown

17 March 2017: Countdown and NetSafe are advising consumers to be vigilant as New Zealanders are being targeted by scam emails. More >>

Soft Plastic Recycling reaches Countdown Queenstown

Friday, 17 March 2017, 1:10 pm | Countdown

17 March 2017: As part of the Soft Plastic Recycling Programme, customers can now recycle soft plastics at Countdown Queenstown. More >>

Countdown awards $100,000 Food Rescue Fund

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 9:42 am | Countdown

15 March 2017: Countdown has today announced the seven recipients of its $100,000 Countdown Food Rescue Partners Contestable Fund, plus a special donation of a further $25,000 to Kaibosh in Wellington due to the impact of the November earthquakes. More >>

New Zealand’s summer shopping habits revealed

Wednesday, 4 January 2017, 10:44 am | Countdown

4 January 2017: As the heat begins to soar around the country, New Zealanders begin stocking up on the summer essentials; sunscreen, insect repellent, ice cream, and sausages. Countdown stores have been getting ready for months to prepare for the ... More >>

A healthier way to shop at

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 11:41 am | Countdown

14 December 2016: Countdown continues to make healthy eating more accessible with the launch of nutritional information on almost 10,000 products on their online shopping website. The new nutritional information is aimed at helping Kiwis’ make informed ... More >>